Sunday, June 28, 2020
Saturday, June 27, 2020
|'Big Pink’, Papercrete and Resin, 36 x 32 x 16 Inches|
South Florida artist Skip Hartzell creates unique art inspired by man’s best friend. His inspiration comes in the form of a morning walk, accompanied by a furry friend. Hartzell creates large paintings and works on paper that capture the essence of “dog”. He is best known for his unique sculptures recognized immediately by their distinct form and style that only Hartzell can produce.
|Skip Hartzell Art Collectors, Art Palm Beach Fair|
The canine-inspired artworks that he creates are figments of his artistic imagination and creative vision. Hartzell creates directly from his emotions and instincts, his work is inspired by dogs of all shapes, sizes and varieties.
|'Nine Dog Wreck', Papercrete and Resin, 28 x 18 x 16 Inches|
“Dogs are always in the moment. Although nothing in life has held my attention longer or has been more fascinating to me than dogs, my work is about much more than that. It is about form, movement, color and texture." Hartzell’s art studio is crawling with canine-based works. Whether he’s painting or sculpting, Hartzell’s dogs have a wonderful quality of friendliness about them, and it’s hard to keep yourself from reaching out to touch. And that’s perfectly okay with Hartzell. He’s never been one to place a rope around his artwork.
|Skip with two wall dog sculptures|
“The texture is so important because the tactile experience of sculpture is so primal for me,” he says. “You grab with your hands and just start to mush things together and get your fingers on the materials, and there is just such a richness to the feel.”
|Skip Hartzell Art Collector, Aqua Art Miami Fair|
The artist has held numerous solo exhibitions at notable art galleries and prestigious art fairs such as Art Palm Beach, A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, ArtHouse 429, Paul Fisher Gallery, Aqua Art Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach and many more.
|'Wall Dog #5', Papercrete and Resin, 8 x 12 Inches|
"The dogs are a recognizable common denominator that allows me to communicate my joy of living, passions and sentiments,” explained Skip Hartzell. He is a longtime supporter of no-kill animal rescues and donates proceeds from the sale of his artworks to animal-rescue, no kill shelters. For sales, commissions, or general inquiries, email: email@example.com and visit www.skiphartzell.com
Friday, June 26, 2020
"Figurative" 2020 International Online Juried Painting Competition
Camelback Gallery announces a call to artists for an online competition and exhibition. Cash Award + Best in Show. All award winners receive 3-month online exhibition, social promotion & award certificate. Open to all artists 18 years and older. All painting mediums allowed including pencil, pen and charcoal and/or mixed media. Artwork must be representational and clearly depict a human art form as a real life image. The artwork may be any style, including abstracted shapes, however, a human form(s) must be present in the painting. A "Full Body" image is not required, however, it should not be a portrait of just the face. ("We are sorry, we know quite a few 'figurative pieces' are nudes, however, CB's Policy is No Nudity.") $18 for two paintings. Deadline: July 26, 2020.
|MaryLou Shipman, 'Shell Garden', Aquamedia|
Audubon Artists 78th Annual Exhibition
Audubon Artists announces a call to artists for an online juried art exhibition, November 1 - December 31, 2020. Over $20,000 in cash, medals and awards merchandise. Medium Categories: Aquamedia, Collage & Mixed Media, Graphics, Oils/Acrylics, Pastels and Sculpture. Entry fees: $30 + annual dues (Elected members $70, Associate members $40 & Honorary members exempt). Deadline: September 5, 2020.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
BOLD EXPRESSIONS 2020
Northern California Arts, Inc's 65th Open International Juried Art Exhibit is open to fine artists everywhere. Northern California Arts, Inc. is located in the Sacramento Valley, they sponsor the show every year at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center. The quality and the variety of works entered have been phenomenal in the past years, don't miss out on this prestigious opportunity to exhibit your art. Best of Show: $1,000. Other Cash and Gift Awards. View the prospectus here.
Juror: John Michael Keating. This year's theme is: 'We need to be visionary to be bold.' -Angela Hunt.
Exhibition Dates: October 6 - November 1, 2020
Second Saturday Reception and Awards Presentation on October 10th, 5:30 to 8:30pm
Deadline for entries: August 8, 2020. Apply Here
Call for Artists: SaveArtSpace presents a Public Art Series + Exhibition, “Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness”
SaveArtSpace is pleased to announce a partnership with Art4Equality and The Untitled Space for an empowering public art series of billboards in New York City launching this September 2020, along with an exhibition of the artwork created for the series to be presented at The Untitled Space gallery this fall.
Open Call Ends: 11:59pm / August 10, 2020
“What do these words mean to you: “Equality,” “Life,” “Liberty,” “The Pursuit of Happiness”? We live in an unprecedented time, our liberties robbed by a global pandemic, which laid painfully bare the inequities that have plagued the most vulnerable in our society for far too long. Political polarization in the United States is reaching critical mass with a divisive political system at war. Realities of social inequality and racial injustice are challenging our ability to have confidence in a promising future. With the 2020 elections approaching, we feel it is a crucial time to create an opportunity for artists to respond to our current situation, with the artwork presented in a public platform, where it can reach an audience of millions of people every day and promote an inclusive dialogue. The public art series “Art4Equality x Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness” seeks to empower, enlighten, and shed a ray of hope on a city that has been under a dark cloud, in a country that is in tatters not only by an invisible virus, but also by political and civil unrest. The billboard transformed into an art display is an innovative, and ultimately accessible way to present contemporary art, transforming spaces normally dedicated to advertising into public art that has power and impact.”
Curator: Indira Cesarine, founder of The Untitled Space and Art4Equality.
Artists are asked to be creative, with artwork inspired by 1 or more of the words or phrases of the theme. Each billboard will feature your artwork along with your name and the title of the artwork. This open call is open to all artists, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, or practice. All mediums are welcome.
Please submit artwork between June 10 and August 10, 2020. This is your opportunity to have your art on ad space in NYC!
There is a $10 donation per image submission to participate, each donation is a tax deduction and goes to producing the public art. Each artist is encouraged to submit up to 10 images. The selected artists will be announced after August 24, and will be exhibited on ad space in NYC starting September 21 for at least one month, with an Artist Reception on September 24th presented by The Untitled Space.
Submit your art work!
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
841 Prudential Drive Suite 1800
Jacksonville, FL 32207
The Decatur Artway VI
Decatur Arts Alliance
113 Clairemont Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
3rd Annual Women Artists Art Competition
Fusion Art is once again celebrating women artists. For the 3rd Annual Women Artists online art competition, the gallery invites both 2D and 3D submissions from women artists, only. Extensive worldwide promotion and invitation to Fusion Art's 5th Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in 2021 for Best in Show winners. Juror: Chris Hoffman. This is an international open competition so any subject matter and any media is acceptable. The work can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all women artists, over the age of 18, are encouraged to submit their best 2D & 3D representational and non-representational art and photography. $20 for 1 image / $35 for up to 5 images. Deadline: September 5, 2020.
2020 National Exhibition: Valued Strokes
The Southwest Florida Pastel Society announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition, Sept. 12 - Oct. 30, 2020. Awards: More than $2,000 total. Juror: Liz Haywood-Sullivan. Open to all soft pastel artists. You do not have to be a SWFPS member to enter. Non-Members: first image $45, subsequent images $5 each, maximum of 5 images. Deadline: August 30, 2020.
The Southwest Florida Pastel Society is a non-profit organization of pastel artists who live and work in Southwest Florida. The society encourages and promotes our enthusiastic pastel artists in their growth and success through monthly meetings and programs, workshops, activities, and exhibition opportunities. The society welcomes all new members.
National Call for Artists: Tiny But Mighty II, D'Art's Second National Exhibition of Small 3D Artworks
Tiny But Mighty II: D'Art's Second National Exhibition of Small 3D Artworks
The d'Art Center in Norfolk, VA seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, August 6-29, 2020. 1st Place: $500, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $150. Juror: Betsy DiJulio, MA, EdS. Tiny but Mighty is an exhibition of small three-dimensional works which do not exceed 8" in their longest dimensions. Original works in all media, traditional or non-traditional, are welcomed. Also including both freestanding and wall-mounted three-dimensional works, and open to all artists living in the United States. Work should be three-dimensional in at least 50% of its form and structure. If you have a question about if your work qualifies, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. $35 for up to 3 works. Deadline: July 12, 2020.
The Still Life
Monday, June 22, 2020
|Skip Hartzell Dogs|
For South Florida artist Skip Hartzell, inspiration comes in the form of a morning walk, accompanied by a furry friend.
|'Big Pink', Papercrete and Resin, 36" x 32" x 16"|
Local “dog artist” Skip Hartzell is a longtime supporter of no-kill animal rescues and donates proceeds from the sale of his artworks to animal-rescue, no kill shelters. The artist creates large oil paintings, works on paper and four-legged sculptures inspired by man’s best friend. Skip’s inspiration comes in the form of a morning walk, accompanied by a furry friend. The canine-inspired artworks that he creates are figments of his artistic imagination and creative vision. Hartzell creates directly from his emotions and instincts, his work is inspired by dogs of all shapes, sizes and varieties.
|'Bosco', Oil on Canvas, 48" x 48"|
Hartzell’s art studio is crawling with canine-based works. Whether he’s painting or sculpting, Hartzell’s dogs have a wonderful quality of friendliness about them, and it’s hard to keep yourself from reaching out to touch. And that’s perfectly okay with Hartzell. He’s never been one to place a rope around his artwork. “When you walk into Skip Hartzell’s studio you are greeted by hundreds of dogs in all shapes, sizes, textures and colors. There are dogs on the wall that create an intriguing color field installation. There are medium size dogs standing or sitting and hanging all over the place. And his large dogs just ask to be hugged,” said Rickie Leiter, Publisher of The Rickie Report.
|Skip Hartzell in his art studio|
Whether he’s painting or sculpting, Skip’s dogs have a wonderful quality of friendliness about them, and it’s hard to keep yourself from reaching out to touch. And that’s okay with Hartzell. He’s never been one to place a rope around his artwork. “The texture is so important because the tactile experience of sculpture is so primal for me,” he says. “You grab with your hands and just start to mush things together and get your fingers on the materials, and there is just such a richness to the feel.”
|Happy Skip Hartzell Collectors|
|Aqua Art Miami Fair solo exhibition during Art Basel Miami Beach 2018|
Though he is talented and infinitely qualified to sculpt and paint any number of things, Hartzell continues to be inspired by the dogs who accompany him on his morning walks, share his studio space and offer love and loyalty. In effect, Hartzell lets them take the leash. “I love where they lead me,” he says of how the four-legged friends have helped him become known as “the dog artist.”
|‘Astonished’, Mixed Media on Paper, 24 x 30 Inches|
The artist has held numerous solo exhibitions at notable art galleries and prestigious art fairs such as Art Palm Beach, A.E. Backus Museum, ArtHouse 429, Paul Fisher Gallery, Aqua Art Fair during Art Basel Miami Beach and many more.
|'Always In My Heart', Oil on Canvas, 48" x 60"|
“If you love dogs, you are going to love Skip Hartzell’s soulful pieces. His work is representative of caricature features of dogs,” said J. Marshall Adams, the executive director of the A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce. For more information about this fascinating artist, for sales, commissions, or general inquiries email: email@example.com and visit www.skiphartzell.com